It might go a little something like this…

You asked. I listened. And Ron Weasley was kind enough to be my first um, muse, for a Dia de los Muertos pet portrait. Only 9 more days to order your Dia de los Muertos portraits – of man or beast – through my Kickstarter project. (Link on sidebar.) Become a patron of the arts […]

A Skull A Day

A skull every three days, rather. That’s about the pace I will have to keep to finish my Dia de los Muertos series in a year. So far, I have 64 backers but some have ordered multiple paintings. And yes, it was inevitable. Someone asked if I would paint Dia de los Muertos pet portraits. […]

Old Pro

I’m getting pretty good at this first day of school thing. This is like, my fifth year at it. It only took two adults two hours to get two children out the door. Then I had one kid who wanted to walk to school, and one who wanted to ride. But both wanted me to […]


I have been saving and saving and saving and finally, last week I bought my first real-live, grown-up camera. I’ll admit, it sat in the box for a few days as I tried to create the perfect moment for unpacking it. I envisioned leisurely hours of reading the manuals and watching the DVDs; arranging and […]

Odds And Ends. But Mostly Odds.

This weekend was a strange mishmash of painting, cleaning house, holiday parties and pupil dilation. This post has no discernible theme whatsoever. First, I’m completely mad at Ron Weasley because he completely ruined a finished painting. RUINED. I can’t even post a photo here because 1) I’m embarrassed that I have to do the damn […]